Relaxed 11-Day France Road Trip from Metz to Strasbourg, and Mulhouse

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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10 nights included
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11 days included
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Uncover the beauty of France on this 11-day relaxed road trip, journeying through Metz, Gravelotte, Strasbourg, Natzwiller, Haegen, La Petite-Pierre, Wingen-sur-Moder, Saint-Nabor, Kintzheim, Selestat, Colmar, Mulhouse, Munster, Saint Die Des Vosges, Gérardmer, Gerbépal, Laxou, Villers-lès-Nancy, Nancy, and Pont-à-Mousson. Unwind at your leisure on this self-drive vacation, discovering hidden gems and immersing yourself in the serene exploration.

This self-drive package allows you to travel through picture-perfect landscapes in France at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Metz, Gravelotte, Strasbourg, Natzwiller, Haegen, La Petite-Pierre, Wingen-sur-Moder, Saint-Nabor, Kintzheim, Selestat, Colmar, Mulhouse, Munster, Saint Die Des Vosges, Gérardmer, Gerbépal, Laxou, Villers-lès-Nancy, Nancy, and Pont-à-Mousson. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 3 nights in Metz, 5 nights in Strasbourg, and 2 nights in Mulhouse. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in France.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in France. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Metz, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 11-day journey across France and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

Experience the essence of leisurely self-drive exploration across France with our handpicked selection of accommodations. From relaxed stays at renowned 5-star hotels offering magnificent views to comfortable 3-star options that cater to budget-conscious travelers, we ensure your journey is optimized for relaxation and comfort. Discover the perfect place to stay and unwind as you embark on a laid-back adventure in France.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in France. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Petite Venise in Colmar.

Traveling leisurely through France means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Enjoy strolling through France's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in France.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in France. This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through France's shopping hotspots. Through these experiences, you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover the locals’ way of life and soak in the rich cultural heritage of the France.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through France. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 10 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 11 days of your self-drive road trip in France. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 11-day vacation in France and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in France today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Nancy - city in FranceNancy
Natzwiller
Wingen-sur-Moder
Gérardmer
Mulhouse - city in FranceMulhouse / 2 nights
La Petite-Pierre
Gerbépal
Photo of Metz city view of Petit Saulcy an Temple Neuf and Moselle River in Summer, France.Metz / 3 nights
Sélestat-Erstein - city in FranceSélestat
Haegen
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, France.Strasbourg / 5 nights
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Gravelotte
Saint-Nabor
Pont-à-Mousson
Laxou
Munster
Kintzheim
Villers-lès-Nancy
Colmar - city in FranceColmar

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Photo of Cathedral of our lady of strasbourg in France.Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
La Petite VenisePetite Venise in Colmar
Photo of Place Stanislas, Nancy ,France at night.Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
Château du Haut-KœnigsbourgChâteau du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges, Willer-sur-Thur, Thann-Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceParc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
photo of Park de la Orangerie in Strasbourg scenic beautiful view, Alsace region of France.Parc de l'Orangerie
Zoo d'AmnévilleZoo d'Amnéville
Place Kléber, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace Kléber
La Montagne des Singes, Kintzheim, Sélestat-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceLa montagne des singes
The Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Metz, FranceMetz Cathedral
photo of Barrage Vauban at beautiful morning in Strasbourg, France.Barrage Vauban
North Vosges Regional Natural Reserve, La Petite-Pierre, Saverne, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceNorth Vosges Regional Natural Reserve
Parc de l'Étoile
The Eagle Park, Kintzheim, Sélestat-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceThe Eagle Park
Lorraine Regional Nature Reserve, Nonsard-Lamarche, Commercy, Meuse, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceLorraine Regional Natural Park
Park Gerardmer
Le Centre Pompidou de Metz Centre Pompidou-Metz
La Bresse-Hohneck
Struthof, Natzwiller, Molsheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceStruthof
Parc du Champ de Mars
Le Vaisseau in StrasbourgLe Vaisseau
Architectural detail of the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg on a winter day. Inaugurated in December 1998 by Culture Minister Catherine Trautmann.Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
photo of Parc de la Citadelle at beautiful sunny day in Strasbourg, France.Parc de la Citadelle
Unterlinden Museum is located in Colmar, in the Alsace region of France. Unterlinden Museum
photo of Château du Haut-Barr in Saverne, France.Château de Hohbarr
Saint Mary Park of Nancy, Haussonville - Blandan - Mon Désert - Saurupt, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceSaint Mary Park of Nancy
PETIT TRAIN TOURISTIQUE de COLMAR (VERT) - TRAIN'S
Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden, Villers-lès-Nancy, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceJean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden
The chapel tears of Mont Saint-Odile
photo of The German's Gate or Porte des Allemands in French from the 13th century at morning in Metz, France.Germans' Gate
Musée du Jouet, Colmar, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceMusée du Jouet
photo of Traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alsace, France.Petite France
Alsatian Museum, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceAlsatian Museum
Musée Lalique
St Martin's Church
Jean-Marie Pelt Gardens - Seille Park, Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceJean-Marie Pelt Gardens - Seille Park
Jardin de l'esplanade de Metz, Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de l'esplanade de Metz
Museum of La Cour d'Or, Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceMuseum of La Cour d'Or
Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation, Gravelotte, Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceMuseum of the War of 1870 and Annexation
photo of Palais du Gouverneur at beautiful morning in Metz, France.Palais du Gouverneur
Petale de bougie
Love Garden

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Day 1

Day 1 – Metz - arrival day

  • Metz - Arrival day
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  • Palais du Gouverneur
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Your relaxed road trip through France starts when you reach the incredible city of Metz, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Metz and begin your adventure in France.

Drop by the renowned Palais du Gouverneur. This popular palace has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 482 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Metz. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your laid-back adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Metz.

Make sure to reserve a table at CHEZ BAPTISTE, an iconic dining spot in Metz. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Buffalo Grill Metz, a popular restaurant in Metz. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of L'Aloyau, a hidden gem nestled in Metz. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Metz.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Les BerThoM Metz, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Le Fo'Rhum offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Metz. Aux Paraiges is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Raise a toast as you look back into the highlights of today’s laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in France. Enjoy your first taste of Metz as you soak in the city’s unique vibe.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Metz

  • Metz
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Drive 42 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Metz Cathedral
  • Museum of La Cour d'Or
  • Germans' Gate
  • Zoo d'Amnéville
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Day 2 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Metz, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in France are extraordinary.

Make Metz Cathedral one of your first sightseeing stops in Metz. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,783 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Museum of La Cour d'Or is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,301 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Germans' Gate. This city gate has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,520 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Zoo d'Amnéville. A trip to this popular zoo is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.3 out of 5-star rating as given by 15,712 previous visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in France. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Metz itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in France, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Metz.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Santa Maria, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Vivian's Pub Fairy offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss La Goulue. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Metz.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Metz and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting 3.96 Kaffe after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Bar Saint-Jacques, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, La Taverne du Graoully also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Raise your glass and toast to another unforgettable, laid-back road trip adventure in France!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Metz, Gravelotte, and Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
  • Metz
  • Gravelotte
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Drive 193 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Jardin de l'esplanade de Metz
  • Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation
  • Centre Pompidou-Metz
  • Jean-Marie Pelt Gardens - Seille Park
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Day 3 of your self-drive tour in France is your opportunity to see and experience the diversity of the country. You’ll stay in Strasbourg for 5 nights. Along the route of your relaxed road trip, you can get a glimpse of the locals’ way of life and visit some of the most amazing locations in France.

Make Jardin de l'esplanade de Metz one of your first sightseeing stops in Metz. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,475 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Centre Pompidou-Metz is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This art museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 5,478 reviews. Up to 552,000 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Metz special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Jean-Marie Pelt Gardens - Seille Park. This park has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,632 visitors.

Upon reaching Gravelotte, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Gravelotte, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 670 visitors.

Continue your laid-back road trip exploration of the best attractions in France at Strasbourg. Select from top hotels and accommodations in the city to recharge and rejuvenate.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in France, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Strasbourg.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Le Baeckeoffe d'Alsace, a top-rated dining spot in Strasbourg. If you're in the mood for something new, try Blue Moon Bar, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Zehnerglock. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Strasbourg.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in France.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Canapé Queer Bar Strasbourg is an excellent place to start. You could also check out La Mandragore, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Le Local. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Grab yourself a drink and savor every moment of your relaxed road trip experience in France!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
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Drive 3 km, 46 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
  • Place Kléber
  • Petite France
  • Barrage Vauban
  • Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
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On day 4 of your leisurely self-drive tour across France, you’ll go deep into Strasbourg, where you'll stay for 4 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Strasbourg, and meet locals along the way!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 55,268 reviews.

Next up, make your way to place Kléber. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,963 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Petite France. This neighborhood has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,245 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Barrage Vauban. This bridge is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,371 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. This art museum is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,634 visitors. Approximately 150,000 travelers visit Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art every year.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your leisurely self-drive tour across France. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular activities to choose from in France.

Exploring the food culture in Strasbourg offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Enjoy a delicious meal at La Cloche à Fromage RESTAURANT, a highly-rated dining destination in Strasbourg. If you're eager to try something different, consider The XX - Wine Bar, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Origin, coffee shop végétal. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Strasbourg this evening.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Strasbourg’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in France.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Le Schluch offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Le Michel - Café - Brasserie is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Le Douanier is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Raise your glass to celebrate another day of your laid-back and relaxed road trip experience in France!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Parc de l'Orangerie
  • Alsatian Museum
  • Parc de l'Étoile
  • Le Vaisseau
  • Parc de la Citadelle
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Day 5 of your relaxed road trip through France means 24 hours of making the best memories in Strasbourg. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Strasbourg!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Parc de l'Orangerie. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 15,139 reviews.

Next up is Alsatian Museum. This museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,019 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Parc de l'Étoile. This park has been rated 4.1 out of 5 stars in 7,619 reviews.

Le Vaisseau is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This cultural center has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,453 reviews.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Parc de la Citadelle. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,573 reviews.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across France by joining a traveler-approved tour in Strasbourg. There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Strasbourg that will make your slow-paced self-drive tour in France more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Strasbourg to find the best options for you!

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of France. When you're not appreciating the best places to visit in Strasbourg, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Black & Wine, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Le Cannibale is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Jeannette and the Cycleux. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Strasbourg tonight.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in France.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Le Rafiot is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Cathedral Beer Academy, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is A Maze In - 1er Live Escape Game de Strasbourg. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in France. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in France tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Strasbourg, Natzwiller, Haegen, La Petite-Pierre, and Wingen-sur-Moder

  • Strasbourg
  • Natzwiller
  • Haegen
  • La Petite-Pierre
  • Wingen-sur-Moder
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Drive 218 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Struthof
  • Château de Hohbarr
  • North Vosges Regional Natural Reserve
  • Musée Lalique
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip, you’ll start your self-paced adventure in Strasbourg and visit amazing attractions in Natzwiller, Haegen, La Petite-Pierre, and Wingen-sur-Moder destinations, just outside of the city. You still have 2 nights left in Strasbourg. This means today is also another excellent opportunity to dine at some of the top-rated restaurants and bars in the area.

After soaking in Strasbourg’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Natzwiller. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 55 min. When you arrive in Natzwiller, it's time to take a break from the road.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Struthof. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,598 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Haegen, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Natzwiller to Haegen may take around 1 hour 9 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Haegen, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Château de Hohbarr. Previous visitors have rated this rock castle an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,246 reviews.

After soaking in Haegen’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: La Petite-Pierre. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 33 min. When you arrive in La Petite-Pierre, it's time to take a break from the road.

Drop by the renowned North Vosges Regional Natural Reserve. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,405 visitors.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Strasbourg.

Exploring the food culture in Strasbourg offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Make sure to reserve a table at House of Tanners Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Strasbourg. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hôtel Athena Restaurant & Spa Strasbourg, a popular restaurant in Strasbourg. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Au Petit Tonnelier, a hidden gem nestled in Strasbourg. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in France.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, THE GOOD EYE DEER stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Le Grincheux offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Exil's is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Toast to another unforgettable and relaxing road trip adventure in France!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Strasbourg, Saint-Nabor, Kintzheim, and Selestat

  • Strasbourg
  • Saint-Nabor
  • Kintzheim
  • Sélestat
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Drive 156 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • The chapel tears of Mont Saint-Odile
  • The Eagle Park
  • La montagne des singes
  • Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across France, you’ll explore the area around Saint-Nabor, where you’ll be staying for another 1 night. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Saint-Nabor will make you fall even more in love with the village and uniqueness of France.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Strasbourg, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Saint-Nabor. This drive usually takes around 49 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is The chapel tears of Mont Saint-Odile. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,833 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Saint-Nabor, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kintzheim may take around 40 min. Upon your arrival in Kintzheim, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The Eagle Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,739 visitors.

La montagne des singes is another popular attraction you could visit today. This zoo has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,888 visitors.

Upon your arrival in Selestat, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,931 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Strasbourg and your accommodation.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Strasbourg, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Café Bretelles - Petite France, a top-rated dining destination in Strasbourg. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider La Hache, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Restaurant Au Pont Corbeau. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Strasbourg this evening.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Strasbourg and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Les BerThoM Strasbourg is an excellent place to start. You could also check out The Café Grognon, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is L'Alchimiste. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Grab a drink and enjoy every passing minute of this night of your relaxed road trip experience in France!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse

  • Mulhouse
  • Colmar
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Drive 124 km, 2 hours 1 min

  • Parc du Champ de Mars
  • PETIT TRAIN TOURISTIQUE de COLMAR (VERT) - TRAIN'S
  • Unterlinden Museum
  • St Martin's Church
  • Petite Venise in Colmar
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On day 8 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit more than one remarkable area in France. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in France.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Colmar. This car ride takes around 1 hour 1 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Parc du Champ de Mars. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,547 visitors.

Next, make your way to PETIT TRAIN TOURISTIQUE de COLMAR (VERT) - TRAIN'S. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 3,314 reviews.

While in Colmar, we also recommend a visit to Unterlinden Museum. Hosting around 294,000 visitors every year, Unterlinden Museum is one of the best places to visit. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,409 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to St Martin's Church. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,904 travelers, this church is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Colmar.

Make your way to Petite Venise in Colmar, perhaps the most famous neighborhood in Colmar. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 39,311 reviews.

You’ll be staying at the incredible city of Mulhouse in this laid-back road trip in France. You'll stay here for 2 nights.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily, Mulhouse has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences to continue your laid-back and stress-free discovery of the city.

Don’t miss out on dining at Volfoni Mulhouse, a top-rated dining destination in Mulhouse. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Winstub Factory, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Au Bureau Mulhouse. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Mulhouse this evening.

Hang out and unwind at some of the top bars in Mulhouse.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Shamrock after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Pub Murphy's for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, La Quille is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Grab a drink and enjoy every passing minute of this night of your relaxed road trip experience in France!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Mulhouse, Colmar, Munster, Saint Die Des Vosges, Gérardmer, and Gerbépal

  • Mulhouse
  • Colmar
  • Munster
  • Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
  • Gérardmer
  • Gerbépal
  • More

Drive 210 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Musée du Jouet
  • Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
  • La Bresse-Hohneck
  • Park Gerardmer
  • Petale de bougie
  • More

Your laid-back and relaxed road trip in France continues on day 9, allowing you to create more unforgettable memories. Today’s travel plan offers you the chance to have a more in-depth understanding of France and its people by visiting the offerings and top attractions of Colmar and beyond. With 1 night left in Mulhouse, you’ll have enough time to eat and unwind at popular restaurants and bars in the town.

Set your GPS to Colmar and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 41 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Colmar beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The Toy Museum of Colmar. This toy museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,571 visitors. The Toy Museum of Colmar welcomes around 70,543 visitors every year.

When you’ve had your share of Colmar, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Munster. Your travel time is around 26 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 22,175 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Saint Die Des Vosges, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Saint Die Des Vosges, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to La Bresse-Hohneck. This much-appreciated ski resort is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in 5,088 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Mulhouse.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Les Saveurs Du Liban, an iconic dining spot in Mulhouse. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of L'Entrecôte de Mulhouse, a popular restaurant in Mulhouse. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Il Cortile | Étoilé Michelin, a hidden gem nestled in Mulhouse. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Mulhouse’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in France.

Continue your lively evening at Les 3 Singes - Mulhouse, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Le Pub Fiction is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, The Tavern of the Teutonic Knights ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in France. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in France tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Mulhouse, Laxou, Villers-lès-Nancy, Nancy, Pont-à-Mousson, and Metz

  • Metz
  • Laxou
  • Villers-lès-Nancy
  • Nancy
  • Pont-à-Mousson
  • More

Drive 263 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Saint Mary Park of Nancy
  • Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
  • Lorraine Regional Natural Park
  • More

Day 10 of your leisurely self-drive tour in France is another opportunity for an in-depth travel experience in the country. On this refreshing new day, you’ll travel from Laxou and continue your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in the town of Villers-lès-Nancy and the city of Nancy. You’ll stay in Metz for 1 night.

Laxou’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Mulhouse behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 30 min. Laxou welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Saint Mary Park of Nancy. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,173 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Villers-lès-Nancy. This car ride takes around 8 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,871 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Villers-lès-Nancy, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Nancy. Your travel time is around 17 min.

Take the opportunity to see Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 27,905 visitors.

After a day of exploration, relax at one of the top hotels or accommodations in Metz. Staying in the city enhances your laid-back road trip experience in France by offering a comfortable and welcoming environment to recharge in this charming destination.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Heureux comme Alexandre, an iconic dining spot in Metz. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurant Quintessence, a popular restaurant in Metz. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Au Coeur du Liban, a hidden gem nestled in Metz. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Before calling it a day, visit one of the best bars in Metz. There, you can look back on the highlights of today’s pleasant and invigorating travel experiences, have friendly conversations with locals, and unwind.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at La Quille, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Le Troubadour offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, La Jehanne provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in France. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in France tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Metz - departure day

  • Metz - Departure day
  • More
  • Love Garden
  • More

Day 11 of your relaxed road trip in France is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Metz.

Maximize your last day in France and go on a shopping spree in Metz’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in France.

If you'd rather pass the time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Metz is the remarkable Love Garden. This park and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 143 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 11 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Metz or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Metz and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 11-day relaxed road trip in France is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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